Wednesday, March 26, 2014

News from Oceania Cruises!

Oceania has created an exclusive and innovative Kosher program with a great focus on taste.  They have partnered with "Gourmet Kosher" and "Anny's Bread Factory" to provide an exclusive Kosher dining experience which includes the following dishes below:
  • 14 gourmet Breakfast items
  • 9 gourmet appetizers
  • 5 gourmet soups
  • 17 gourmet Entrees:  5 fish, 5 Chicken, 5 Beef, 2 Veal
  • 9 gourmet side dishes
  • 17 gourmet desserts
All breakfasts, appetizers, soups and entree items are served on real Chinaware and include real silverware and condiments.  Desserts are presented in a plastic container with a lid. 

Oceania is excited to take the culinary experience onboard to an all new level by providing custom made gourmet kosher dishes with a nice presentation (real silverware, china).

Because of the way food is stored and because it is possible that a utensil used for cooking/heating kosher food could come in contact with non-kosher food, it should be noted that the gourmet kosher meals and frozen meat options are kosher, while the onboard preparation and galley environment its not.

Guests will be required to pre-order their selections 90 days prior to sailing.  Guests who book a cruise with less than 90 days until sailing; would be allowed to pre-order at 70 days prior.  All Kosher items will need to be pre-ordered.

Always available onboard:  the frozen raw Kosher proteins which  include Veal Rack, Lamb Rack, Rib Eye Steak, Turkey Breast and Chicken will always be available onboard.  These items do not require pre-ordering.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Silversea aboard the Silver Explorer

Sail in luxury through the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, Peninsula and islands, the Falkland Islands & South Georgia and experience breathtaking wildlife encounters that can be found nowhere else on earth.  You will see nature's purest beauty - the same sights many early explorers saw more than a century ago!

2014 Sailings:

  • November 21, 2014 - 11 nights Punta Arenas, Chile to Ushuaia, Argentina (Venetian Society sailing)
  • December 2, 2014 - 10 nights roundtrip Ushuaia, Argentina
  • December 12, 2014 - 10 nights roundtrip Ushuaia, Argentina
  • December 18, 2014 - 18 nights roundtrip Ushuaia, Argentina
A day on a Silversea expedition cruise...

After breakfast you can enjoy walking on the deck to enjoy the scenery of your new location before heading to the Zodiacs or head to the theatre for an enriching lecture.  During lunch the ship typically repositions to the second landing spot of the day or offers some interesting and fun workshops and presentations.

About the Silver Explorer...
The Silver Explorer expedition ship was built and designed to navigate some of the world's most remote destinations, including both of the earth's polar regions.  A strengthened hull with a Lloyd's Register ice-class notation for passenger vessels which enables the Silver Explorer  to safely push through ice floes with ease.  The fleet of Zodiac boats allows guests to visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations with the knowledge and help of the expert Expedition Team to create an unforgettable adventure.

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